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How to grow out your eyebrows

How to grow out your eyebrows
Holly James
Beauty Writer3 years ago
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Fuller looking lashes are a trend that's going nowhere anytime soon. However, not everyone is blessed with full and feathery brows so can't just rely on mother nature to achieve the perfect angled arches as seen across Instagram. Just like when you're trying to grow out your hair, unfortunately there is no magic formula to boost your brows overnight, there are steps you can take to speed up the process as well as techniques to create the impression of fuller brows in the meantime.

Stop all hair removal

So how long does it actually take to grow out your eyebrows? Though there is no specific answer for everyone, it's recommended that you let your brows grow for somewhere between 8-12 weeks for the best results. This means no tweezing, trimming, waxing or threading for a full 2-3 months whilst you let the hairs grow, filling out your brows and allowing the follicles to strengthen and grow closer to your brow line.

How do you know when your eyebrows are fully grown?

Though hair doesn't stop growing, your eyebrows should look fuller and a consistent length when fully grown, You are looking for all new hairs to have reached the same length as your existing ones, with no stumps still visible. As mentioned this can differ in time for everyone, depending on your natural hair growth as well as the hair removal method that you usually use which may have weakened strands.

Your brows may become a little bit bushy and unruly during this period but it's important to stay strong and resist the urge to tweeze. Instead, use a brow pencil to shape your bigger brows and a brush or clear brow gel to keep them looking groomed and in place.

Use a brow growth product

One way to grow your eyebrows naturally is by using a brow enhancing serum. Just like a lash enhancer, these nutrient and moisture rich formulas work by conditioning the eyebrows to help them grow thicker, shinier and stronger.

What are the best products best for eyebrow growth?

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Clinical Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum

Containing the brand's triple-peptide complex as well as vitamins, botanicals and conditioning ingredients, this Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum by Elizabeth Arden works to improve the appearance of thinning brows. The hydrating formula helps hairs recover from damage and supports the natural renewal cycle so that stands grow quicker and healthier. The Vitamins in the Serum support the brows, keeping them protected and thicker.

RapidBrow Eyebrow Enhancing Serum

Offering results in as little as 60 days, the RapidBrow Eyebrow Enhancing Serum deeply nourishes and strengthens using a blend of Keratin, Sweet Almond Extract and Peptides that help to encourage hair growth. The brush not only allows you to groom your brows into a naturally angled shape, but also coats each strand in the fortifying formula that works to give you a fuller, fluffier brow.

Filorga Optim-Eyes Lashes & Brows

Utilising an ultra thin wand that reaches right to the root, the Filorga Optim-Eyes Lashes & Brows combines Keratin and the brands patented NCTF complex to both condition the brows and protect any breakage or fall out. The Serum encourages both growth and volume using proteins essential to healthy hair growth and also offers staying power to keep your arches looking neat and shaped whilst you grow them out.

BBB London Nourishing Brow Oil

Better for use overnight, the BBB London Nourishing Brow Oil is easily applied to the brows with a roller ball applicator that coats the eyebrows with the strengthening oil. The oil not only encourages fuller and thicker hair growth, but also soothes and nourishes the skin underneath, taking care of the follicles for an overall healthier brow area.

Swiss Clinic Brow Enhancer Serum

The Swiss Clinic Brow Enhancer Serum contains active Redensyl™, an award-winning complex that targets stem cells to stimulate hair growth and reduce hair fall. Easy to use, the brush coats the brows in the supporting and moisturising blend which helps to create thicker, longer brows in just weeks.


Keep the skin under and surrounding the brow healthy to promote healthy hair growth by applying a moisturises both day and night. Keeping the skin moisturised and nourished keeps the hair follicles supported promoting hair growth keeping the eyebrow area looking plumper.

Fill & Tint

Whilst you are in the early stages of growing out your brows you may need to fake it till you make it! Use a brow tint or pencil to fill in your brows, giving the appearance of naturally thicker and fluffier arches. The benefit Brow Microfilling Brow Pen uses a slanted, three-pronged tip that perfectly mimics the hair-like strokes to help you fill and define your brows. The Liquid formula is pigmented to match your natural looking brows and offers ultimate precision with a rotatable tip for thinner areas. The gel doesn't smudge or fade, giving you natural looking, bigger brows for as long as needed.

Holly James
Beauty Writer
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.